ISIS claims attack that killed eight Egyptian soldiers

CAIRO — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian army base in the Sinai Peninsula that killed at least eight soldiers.

The extremist group laimed Saturday’s attack in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency.

Egypt’s military said another 15 soldiers were wounded when suicide bombers blew themselves up as they tried to infiltrate the base. It said 4 militants were killed in the attack.

The attack comes two months after the launch of an expansive operation against militants in Sinai as well as parts of Egypt’s Nile Delta and the Western Desert.

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